I've never had problems in the CM department before but since taking Clomid and Femara my CM has been sooo dry. I thought Femara was supposed to be better CM wise than Clomid but that hasn't been the case. I got a positive OPK today but I'm concerned about how dry I am. I'm taking guaifenesin and drinking bunch of water but I'm still very dry. Boo! I know it's possible to get pregnant w/o fertile cm but I can't help but think this is hurting my chances.
I normally try to have a positive outlook and not let these things bother me so much but I'm feeling pretty sorry for myself today. Femara has been giving me some bad mood swings as well. I've been TTC #1 for 20 months or so with 3 miscarriages so far so I'm getting kind of impatient. I know there are ladies that have been trying longer and have had more losses than me so I feel pretty sh!tty complaining but just had to vent today....thanks for listening.
I tried Clomid when trying to get pg with DS many years ago. It made me a very hormonal cranky person. It also dried up my CM and I was taking the mucinex and the robitussin which helped a bit. Ironically enough it wasn't until the month after I stopped taking Clomid and was trying some natural stuff instead that I actually got pg.
We all have our own situations and it's perfectly ok to be upset! I sometimes feel guilty complaining because I do have one DD and others are still trying for #1 but I remind myself that TTC can be a long and frustrating journey and it's ok for me to feel whatever I'm feeling. If you didn't let yourself be upset just because someone else has it worse that you, you'd never be alowed to be upset! I just try to take the time to be grateful for the things I DO have from time to time and then I don't feel so guilty.
What about trying preseed? I've no idea if it's availible at drug stores because it's not availible around here but that might be worth a try. I'm keeping everything crossed that this will be your month with a nice sticky bean!!!
I totally understand your frustration, most of us do. I've never been on Clomid or Femara but have experienced a "dry" spell, purely from not being in the mood to DTD just because it is O time. We've used Preseed. Maybe you can try that? However, I really hope you get your BFP and don't need it
Me 29 & DH 36 - Married 02/21/2003
TTC #1 since March 2008
1st IVF - February/March 2012-Cancelled due to low response
2nd IVF - March/April-BFN
Done with TTC
I had the same problem with Clomid. And it made me a moody emotional freak.
Try using Preseed if you haven't yet. It will help. Just don't use too much. It can be really slippery and I'm sure you can guess what consequences that has.
I put about 1ccm of the stuff and put that inside before DTD. Then I had DH use just a wee bit to help get things going and it worked perfectly for us. We conceived using it (although we weren't on clomid at the time).
You can get it at early-pregnancy-test dot com.
DD: Megan, born 5/19/2012
"Camper" lost 4/5/11 (10w4d)
I was going to say to try preseed, but I think that's been covered!
Absolutely do not apologize for being impatient, upset, whatever you feel! You've been through a lot, and are justified in whatever feelings you have. Do not feel a bit of guilt.
I've learned from experience, that just makes you feel bad for feeling bad, and it makes you feel worse.
Thanks ladies....you guys are awesome.
I feel better today. I guess I was at my boiling point yesterday and needed to let some steam out.
I've tried PreSeed in the past and actually still have some left from last year so I'm going to use some tonight.
As for feeling guilty for venting, you guys are right....we all have the right to feel and express what we are feeling. I just try really hard to look on the bright side of things and be really grateful for what I have so it's really hard when I start feeling negative. I wish this TTC journey was easier for all of us....
Anyway, thanks again ladies for your support...I seriously would go insane without you guys.
glad you're feeling better
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